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Review: could Losartan cause Memory loss?





Summary: Memory loss is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,956 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 141 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Losartan

Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Losartan 14,034 users)

Memory loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Memory loss 62,109 patients)

On Dec, 3, 2014: 12,937 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 140 people (1.08%) have Memory Loss.

Trend of Memory loss in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory loss36.00%12.00%4.00%8.00%20.00%16.00%4.00%

Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Memory loss71.97%28.03%

Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.88%8.09%25.74%60.29%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss14.29%38.10%38.10%9.52%

How people recovered from Memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory loss6.67%20.00%73.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (47 people, 33.57%)
  2. Depression (18 people, 12.86%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (17 people, 12.14%)
  4. Pain (16 people, 11.43%)
  5. Anxiety (15 people, 10.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (128 people, 91.43%)
  2. Aspirin (34 people, 24.29%)
  3. Omeprazole (24 people, 17.14%)
  4. Amlodipine (22 people, 15.71%)
  5. Simvastatin (18 people, 12.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 80 year old woman who has Pain - Neck,shoulder ,back Of Top Of The Legs, and takes Losartan)
    Have experienced side effects to many BP drugs.Have been on losartan and bendrofluazide for a year.3/4 months ago pains in the neck started which spread to arms and legs ears and head.At first ESR normal but was given prednisololine for one week with great results .Pains all came back and ESR now 78
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    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Halucinations, Talking Out Of Her Head, Sleeping Difficulty, Falling , Memory Loss, and takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, Geodon, Cogentin, Depakote)
    Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
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    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has High Blood Cholesterol, Potassium - Low, High Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure, and takes Simvastatin, Losartan, Hctz)
    presently having symptoms which appear to be upper respitory infection want to take muninex for nasal/chest congestion coughing will it interact okay with the HCTZ please advise
  • What's wrong with me?
    (Asked by a 50 year old woman who has Irritable, Forgetfulness, No Focus, Insomnia , Mind Is Always Racing, Indecisive , Can't Complete Tasks, Impatient)
    I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time
    I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing!
    Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my kids school or for work (I'm a new realtor)
    I just can't seem to do it and always have to ask for help or have someone do it for me! I get very frustrated easily.
    I tend to rant in about things that have no meaning or importance and dismiss important things or forget them at home (signed contracts, keys...)
    I'm getting worse and my dr has put me in seroquill xr recently and I've been on wellbutrin now for about two months. My depression is somewhat better by I still have NO focus and can't seem to get anything done! Weeks go by and I just don't know what I've done with my time!!!
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    (Asked by a 60 year old woman who has Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis, Bad Depression, Brain "fog" And "focusing", Short-Term Memory Loss)
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    lisinopril 5mg as needed bupropion 300mg x1
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    aubagio 14mg. x1 diphenhydramine 50mg - bedtime
    carvedilol 6.25mg x1 aspirin 500mg - bedtime
    bupropion 300mg x1
    baclofen 10mg as needed DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
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